Restoring the West Conference 2006

Restoring the West Conference 2006: Aspen Restoration

Explore these pages to find presentations, photographs, and documents from the 2006 Restoring the West Conference held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah September 12-13, 2006.

Click here for the conference booklet, including the agenda, and abstracts (pdf).

Click here to view a slideshow of selected photographs from the conference.

Visit www.restoringthewest.org for more information about future and past Restoring the West Conferences

General Session - September 12, 2006

Click on the links below to view speaker bios, contact information, abstracts, and PowerPoint presentations with audio.

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Wayne D. ShepperdJohn Guyon

  Massive aspen die-off in the western U.S.: What is going on?
Wayne D. Shepperd, Research Silviculturist, USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station
John Guyon, Pathologist, USDA-FS State and Private Forestry
Charles Kay  

 

The impact of native ungulates and livestock on western aspen communities
Charles Kay, Adjunct Associate Professor, USU Political Science Department

Ron Ryel  

 

Water relations and water yield in aspen and conifer forests
Ron Ryel, Associate Professor, USU Department of Wildland Resources; Eric LaMalfa, USU Department of Wildland Resources

Andreas Leidolf

   

Wildlife issues related to aspen decline and restoration
Andreas Leidolf, Assistant Professor, Westminster College (Missouri); Ron Ryel, USU Department of Wildland Resources

Bob Campbell    

Aspen restoration efforts on the Fishlake National Forest: Lessons learned
Allen V. Henningson, Fishlake National Forest;
Robert B. Campbell, Fishlake National Forest; Dale Bartos, USDA FS Rocky Mountain Research Station

Joseph O. Sexton

   

Habitone analysis of quaking aspen in the Book Cliffs of Utah: Effects of site water demand and conifers on aspen cover
Joseph O. Sexton, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University; R. Douglas Ramsey, USU Department of Wildland Resources; Dale L. Bartos, USDA FS Rocky Mountain Research Station

Karen Mock

   

Using genetic tools in western aspen ecology, conservation, and management
Karen Mock, Associate Professor, USU Wildland Resources Department; Carol Rowe, USU Wildland Resources Department

Genny E. Wilson

   The Nevada Aspen Working Group
Genny E. Wilson, Wildlife Biologist, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Steve Schmidt    

The Eastern Idaho Aspen Working Group
Steve Schmidt, Regional Supervisor, Idaho Fish and Game

Walter F. Mueggler/Butler Fork Research Natural Area

   

Presentation: Walter F. Mueggler/Butler Fork Research Natural Area

Logan Canyon Aspen Restoration Field Trip
Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Click here to see selected photographs of the field trip.
Click here to see the field trip agenda and map (pdf).
Click here
to see Tony Kusbach's handout on Franklin Basin ecological monitoring (pdf).

Other Conferences

Click here to see the web page for the 2010 Restoring the West Conference: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts.
Click here to see the web page for the 2009 Restoring the West Conference: Peaks to Valleys - Innovative Land Management for the Great Basin. 
Click here
 to see the web page for the 2008 Restoring the West Conference: Frontiers in Aspen Restoration.
Click here to see the web page for the 2007 Restoring the West Conference: Sagebrush Steppe Restoration.
Click here to see the web page for the 2006 Restoring the West Conference: Aspen Restoration.

Click here to see the web page for the 2004 Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes conference.

Ecology, Biodiversity, Management, and Restoration of Aspen in the Sierra Nevada
By Wayne D. Shepperd, Paul C. Rogers, David Burton, and Dale L. Bartos (pdf). This report was recently published in September 2006 by the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. It synthesizes existing information on the ecology and management of aspen in the Sierra Nevada of California and surrounding environs. It also summarizes available information on aspen throughought North America from published literature, internal agency reports, and experienced scientists and managers.

Aspen: Ecology and Management in the Western United States. By Norbert V. DeByle and Robert P. Winokur, editors. August 1985. This report provides detailed information about the biology, ecology, and management of quaking aspen in the interior western United States.

     Introduction (439 KB)
     Part I: The Tree (2.3 MB)
     Part II: Ecology (8.3 MB)
     Part III: Resources and Uses (3.9 MB)
     Part IV:
Management (4.1 MB)
     Literature Cited (2.4 MB)
     Appendix (59 KB)


Conference Organizers

Dale Bartos
General Conference Co-chair
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Mike Kuhns
General Conference Co-chair
USU Department of Wildland Resources
Ron Ryel
General Conference Co-chair
USU Department of Wildland Resources

Conference Sponsors

USU Ecology Center
USU Department of Wildland Resources
USU College of Natural Resources
USU Cooperative Extension
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry

College of Natural ResourcesUSU Ecology CenterUtah State University Extension US Forest Service